what struck me most yesterday and today was the bit about the hyjacking in the air betweeen katmandu and new dehli: there is apparently a woman on the plane whose newly-wed husband has been killed by the hyjackers. the un asked that this woman be released, the hyjackers refused, citing the many suffering women in kashmir. the political becomes intimately personal.

i am the only one at work today, perhaps because it is snowing something fierce. maybe it will stop by tomorrow. or tomorrow.